Husband and Wife Baseball Road Trip to Seattle

This past summer my wife (Mrs. Yankee) and I made a trip across the country to see Safeco Field. I was extremely impressed with the ballpark, surrounding neighborhood and the wonderful weather in Seattle in August. I haven't been to every stadium yet but it is certainly in my top 5. The food was what most impressed me about the park. It had an amazing selection. On the way out to Seattle we hit up Target Field, Progressive and Wrigley, all favorites we visited for the 2nd or 3rd times. Returning home we visited Miller Park where we benefitted from the Ryan Braun vouchers, and Comerica Park.

Our trip next summer may have to be more subdued as we are expecting a little ballpark chaser in February! Our big question is will she be a Mets Fan or a Yankee Fan! We'll be staying on the east coast this summer and can't wait to take our soon to be little one chasing!

Can I ask if anyone knows how friendly ballparks are to strollers? Washington and Baltimore seem to be the two parks we're looking at for next summer.

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Comment by Lisa (21) on December 5, 2013 at 11:39am

Congrats on new little buddy! We've been traveling with kids to ballparks for the past 9 years when we had our first bundle; most places are fine with the small fold up umbrella strollers or we found using the "kangaroo" carriers work even better. Any of those pouch like things that carry the tike in front of your work well. I'm heading to Target, Miller, and Chicago next summer myself if you have anything to add to my post. Thanks! :)

Comment by jvolks (19) on November 10, 2013 at 7:13am

Thanks so much for the advice! I realize that Wrigley and Fenway are out with a stroller. I looked up Camden and Nationals Park and they seem to allow strollers in and have a place to check them inside the park. My concern is CitiField, my home park, they don't mention anything on their website so I'll have to call them before journeying there. I think we'll avoid taking the baby to games that are too crowded. She might have to wait a while for her first subway series game.

Comment by Thequesters Too on November 8, 2013 at 9:52pm


The stroller experience depends on the ballpark and, to be honest, the trouble. I started my son young, however, most of the parks we went to were minor league so we didn't have any problems. But I would never attempt to bring a stroller into Fenway or Wrigley or even some newer parks such as O.Co (if you want to call it new) and Dodger Stadium. Some parks may outright tell you not to bring it in, I would have a secondary backup plan in place if you are planning on chasing with the little one.

Good Luck on your chase.

Comment by Jim Wood (46 MLB) on November 2, 2013 at 6:35pm
Congratulations on the new addition! You'll have plenty of fun sharing this tradition with the newest member of your family......

In 2007 we had our son in one of those collapsible strollers- not the standard ones but rather one that could fit under the seat when stowed. We brought that into Camden Yards and other public places without any issues. When in doubt call and ask as they should be able to help out. Good luck!


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